Hannibal: Enemy of Rome

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Random House, 2011 - Punic War, 2nd, 218-201 B.C. - 453 pages
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The first in a brilliant new series set during the Second Punic War, from the bestselling author of The Forgotten Legion Chronicles.
In the First Punic War, the Roman legions defeated and humiliated Carthage, their only serious rival for power in the Mediterranean. Now a brilliant young Carthaginian general, called Hannibal, is out for revenge. Caught up in the maelstrom are two young boys, Hanno, the son of a distinguished soldier and confidant of Hannibal, and Quintus, son of a Roman equestrian and landowner. A disastrous adventure will see Hanno sold into slavery and bought by Quintus's father. Although an unexpected friendship springs up between the two boys -- and with Quintus's sister, Aurelia -- the fortunes of the two warring empires once again separates them. They find themselves on opposite sides of the conflict and an alliance forged through slavery will be played out to its stunning conclusion in battle.

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User Review  - readafew - LibraryThing

Hanno and his best friend Suniaton skip a day of listening to the political speeches Hanno’s father is participating in and decide to go fishing instead, since a shoal of tunny was rumored to be just ... Read full review

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I must admit that all I could call forward if you asked me about Hannibal was that he crossed the Alps with elephants. Beyond that I knew very little about him. As with most great figures in history ... Read full review

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BEN KANE was born in Kenya and raised there and in Ireland. He studied veterinary medicine at University College Dublin but after that he travelled the world extensively, indulging his passion for ancient history. Now he lives in North
Somerset, where he researches, writes and practises as a small animal vet.

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